Have you ever noticed that on practically every romantic show in existence the girl will pick the asshole over the nice guy? Is there a reason why this needs to happen? I feel like these shows are sending us the wrong message: that we should like the guys who treat us kind of badly as opposed to the ones who actually care. It’s ridiculous, and is this the message that we want to be sending to young girls and women all over the world?
If you had a friend who had 2 different guys chasing after her, which would you tell her to pick? NOT THE ASSHOLE! You know that he’s going to keep hurting her, over and over, and that he’s not going to treat her properly. Yet the big screen compels us to make the opposite choice. How is that even logical?
It’s like we’re being told that it’s alright for a guy to be a giant ass wad and to treat us less with less respect than we deserve. These are the romance stories that we find so wonderful and exciting?
It just reiterates the point that, even if a girl is treated horrendously, one nice act will last her forever. So why doesn’t the nice guy trump the asshole? Because he’s always been nice and will continue to be nice. Apparently, there is nothing interesting, exciting, or likable about that. Whereas the asshole will start off mean and, just when you’re on the brink of kicking his ass to the curb, he’ll do something, just one thing, nice and lure you right back in. I guess it’s true that nice guys never win.
I find it stupid that tales of romance in the current world advocate the triumph of douche baggery over sincerity. I would like to watch a show where the nice guy actually gets the girl and the asshole gets was he deserves: a kick to the balls.